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Letter to the Editor: Thank You to the Community

on August 27, 2013 - 8:34am
Los Alamos

I want to extend my thanks to everyone in the Los Alamos community who helped me host a local Geocaching event this past Saturday. 

The event was held at the Coffee House Cafe. The staff did a wonderful job with our crowd. Everyone raved about the food, coffee and accommodations. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce put together welcome bags with useful local information.

This was the first time in Los Alamos for many of the geocachers; others said they have not been on the Hill in years.

Food on the Hill: Chocolate Raspberry French Toast

on August 27, 2013 - 7:39am
The Week's Recipe:
Chocolate Raspberry French Toast
Photo by Sue York/


Hawaiian Sweet bread cut into ½ inch slices
Nutella Hazelnut spread
Raspberry preserves
Cream, small amount
A good bread knife

I like to use the Hawaiian sweet bread in the round loaf for this. I was unable to find the bread shape that I wanted, so I used the Sweet Rolls instead. Just don’t break them apart. If you only can find the rolls, carefully slice off a VERY thin layer of the crust off the bottom and just the very top of the rolls.

Fitness Column: High Intensity Interval Training

on August 27, 2013 - 7:27am
Fitness Column
High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an increasingly popular method of cardiovascular exercise for many people. 

As opposed to more traditional aerobic training where individuals maintain roughly the same level of exertion throughout the exercise session, HIIT changes the exertion level throughout the workout.

A typical HIIT sessions has the individual warm up, then increase the intensity of the workout to a level of five to six on a scale of 10, then increase the level of intensity to seven or higher (usually 8 to 8.5),

Letter to the Editor: Gun Show at Pueblo Complex: Irrelevant Battle of Style Rather than Substance

on August 26, 2013 - 11:32am
Los Alamos

Nancy Schick's editorial in Sunday's Los Alamos Daily Post boils down to one issue. She does not like guns, sees them only in the context of school shootings, and does not want the school district to be in any way associated with guns or a gun show. She is certainly entitled to her opinion, but her opinion should not be the basis of the Schools' policy.

First of all, I take issue with the tone of her essay.

Letter to the Editor: Vote FOR UNM-LA. It’s Important!

on August 26, 2013 - 8:15am
By Chris Chandler
Los Alamos

I guess I jumped the gun…

Last week I started checking the mail  for my ballot. I quizzed my husband about it, thinking that he had accidently misplaced it. Voting to support the UNM-LA  mil levy is important, and I sure didn’t want to miss my chance. So I contacted the County Clerk. The ballots will be out this week, the week of Aug. 26. I’m glad that I called … better to be safe than sorry. 

UNM-LA is an important asset to the community. High school students, young adults and long time residents can, and do, enjoy the excellent course offerings.

Yang: Final Summer-Lite On: Bird Brain

on August 26, 2013 - 8:12am
Final Summer-Lite On: Bird Brain

Pretend that I am tweeting in this space. 

For those “supposedly smart people” who get in trouble for the content of their tweets, my reaction is: Why do it? I am less puzzled by the offensive content than I am by their urge to tweet it … especially for some who actually have thousands of followers.

A professor of psychology was recently censured for tweeting that obese people lack the commitment to get their graduate degrees (because they cannot lose weight). Prof of psych?! Bad content is bad enough, but tweeting it is simply colossal,

Letter to the Editor: Pueblo Complex is Not a School

on August 26, 2013 - 6:43am
By Gerald Antos
Los Alamos

In response to Nancy Schick's Letter to the Editor published Sunday in the Los Alamos Daily Post ...

In light of your many years of service and awards, I feel you have forgotten one thing. Pueblo complex is not a school and the school system that owns it can do what they darn well please.

They are being paid for the use and can CHOOSE to overlook liberal viewpoints like yours and rent to a community organization and hold a gun show.